In a city as large and diverse as San Antonio, it’s easy to find free or inexpensive activities for the whole family. This weekend’s events include live music, Fall activities, movies and so much more. You can always count on us for great ideas!
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Read on for a list of what to do in San Antonio this weekend:
Floresville Peanut Festival
What: The Floresville Peanut Festival is celebrated every 2nd weekend in October with fun, games, royalty, parades and more.
When: October 12, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 1144 C St # 1, Floresville, 78114
Cost: Free grounds admission
Woodlawn Lake’s 100th Celebration
What:The District 7 Office of Councilwoman Ana Sandoval and the District 1 Office of Councilman Roberto Trevino invite you to celebrate 100 years of Woodlawn Lake. A festive evening of food trucks, music, fireworks and fun will commemorate generations of lakeside memories. Join us!
When:October 12, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 5800 Enrique M. Barrera Parkway, 78227
H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza
What: Catch your favorite flicks on the BIGGEST outdoor screen on the River! Once a month movie lovers bask in the glow of the Tobin Center’s 32ft LED screen. Hollywood hits have never looked better, and you’re going to love the ticket price – FREE! Watching a movie requires munchies- so a variety of concessions are available for purchase, includes a full bar. Chairs are provided but attendees are encouraged to make the space their own, BYO- blankets and lawn chairs. Movies, munchies, and music!
When: October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205
Party on the Plaza
What: Join us every Friday in June through October to hear the best local sounds of San Antonio. Enjoy a night of family fun with food & drinks, bounce house, and more.
When: October 12, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 739 E Cesar Chavez, San Antonio, 78205
Fall at the Alamo
What: The Alamo will host its 18th annual Fall at the Alamo. The theme is “Law and Order in the Republic of Texas.” Set in the year 1843, a mock court conducted by Alamo staff and volunteers will hear a cases involving legal issues common to the Republic, to give visitors a sample of the legal system as it existed from 1836-1844. Fall at the Alamo is an interactive living history event that brings area reenactors and living historians together on the grounds of the Alamo for a delightful educational experience. Visitors have the opportunity to see history come to life through demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with participants.
When: October 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 300 Alamo Plaza, 78205
Monarch Fest! and Plant Sale
What: Save the date for San Marcos’s very first Monarch Fest! Conservation groups will be there to show visitors the importance of monarch butterflies and other pollinators that can be found in the region. Peruse our fall native plant sale and be inspired to build your own butterfly garden and lend a helping hand to pollinators while enjoying native flowers. Learn how to join citizen science projects and help track monarchs as they make their migration to and from their wintering grounds in Mexico. Did you know Central Texas is in the heart of a flyway for many migrating species of birds and insects including the monarch butterfly? That means we are lucky enough to witness a diversity of migrating species when the time is right. Come see what San Marcos is doing as a city to help pollinators and learn how to get involved to make a difference!
When: October 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 430 Riverside Dr., San Marcos, 78666
Yoga at Mission Concepcion
What:Join Mobile Om and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park for yoga at the Missions! Sponsored by the National Parks Service, this complimentary class helps balance the mind and body in the heart of the historic San Antonio Missions.
When:October 13, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where:807 Mission Rd., 78210
What: Cibolofest is an annual event in the City of Cibolo. There are bands, local performers, a carnival, petting zoo, bounce castles, food and craft vendors, a car show and much more. Make plans to bring the family out.
When: October 13, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 200 South Main St., Cibolo, 78108
Native American Indian POW-WOW at Trader’s Village
What: This native American Pow Wow will include colorful tribal dance contest, an arts and crafts show, visiting with old friends making new ones, honoring ceremonies and much more and is presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association.
When: October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Soutwest Loop 410, San Antonio, 78242
Cost: Free but parking is $4
Free Second Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures
What: Second Sunday of the month is free admission.
When: October 14, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205
Any other things to do in San Antonio this weekend that you’re excited about? Let us know by commenting below.